By Steven Horne, RH (AHG) & Kimberly Balas, ND
High cholesterol is not really a disease. It is a symptom of
metabolic imbalance, not a root cause of any health problem. The lab ranges for cholesterol have been artificially reduced due to pressure from the pharmaceutical industry in
order to sell more highly profitable statin drugs.
cholesterol ranges should be 175 to 275 mg/dL with Blood
Type O people running at the higher end of this spectrum
because of the way their body utilizes protein.
These are the pathological ranges, meaning that if you are
above or below these values then your body is becoming
seriously imbalanced. For optimal health, you should be in
the middle third of this range. So healthy cholesterol should
be between 200 and 250 mg/dL. Cholesterol below 175 is
too low and can cause serious health risks.
Cholesterol plays a very important role in our body. The
primary use of cholesterol (60-80%) is to make bile for the
digestion of fats. Cholesterol is also used to make adrenal
and reproductive hormones and to sequester toxins in the
The following can help to lower cholesterol when it is too
Fiber in the diet helps to reduce cholesterol levels for a
couple of reasons. First, it binds toxins in the gut and secondly it binds to cholesterol being released in the bile to
prevent it from being reabsorbed. All of the following have
been shown to have this effect: activated charcoal, Fat Grabbers, Nature's Three, LOCLO and Psyllium Hulls Combination.
Cholesterol levels can also be lowered by obtaining adequate quantities of high quality fats. Eating a lot of Olive
oil will actually help to lower cholesterol because more bile
has to be produced to break down the fats. Essential fatty
acids in flax seed Oil and Super Omega-3 EPA will also help
Fiber and good fats are the first, and most important, approaches to regulating high cholesterol. Other effective aids
to lowering cholesterol include Red Yeast Rice,
niacin, lecithin, garlic and guggul. Red Yeast Rice should be
taken with Co-Q10. Anyone on statin drugs should also be
A complete list of therapies and products
that may help lower cholesterol follows.
Below is a list of suggested products. Those in bold are key products for the health issue explained on this page.
For details and ordering simply copy a product's name in the search box above or click on the bold name.
Therapies: Cleansing Programs, Gall Bladder Flush and
Herbs: Chickweed, Cordyceps, Devil's Claw,
Herbal Formulas: Blood Stimulator, CardioxLDL, Gall Bladder Formula,
HS II, Nature's Three and SF
Herbal Extracts: Green Tea Extract, Guggul and Red Yeast
Nutrients: Activated Charcoal, Chromium GTF, CLA,
Co-Q10, DHA, Flax Seed Oil, Lecithin, N-Acetyl
Cysteine, Niacin, Omega-3 and Vltamin C
Nutraceuticals: Bowel Detox, Cardio Assurance, Cellular
Energy, Cholester-Reg II, Fat Grabbers, Garcinia
Combination and Mega-Chel
Essential Oils: Lemon and Myrrh
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